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Counselling and Psychology Course

International Career Institute
Course summary
14 - 31 Weeks
Next available date: Enquire for details - Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Counselling and Psychology Course

Counselling and Psychology Distance Learning Course

This distance learning Counselling and Psychology course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required of a qualified counsellor. With the opportunity to interact with and learn from industry-experienced, expert tutors, participants will receive a relevant, comprehensive education. Exclusively online delivery allows participants to benefit from the following: 

                • Study a course that was designed together with qualified counsellors
                • Study at their own pace, whenever and wherever
                • No assignment deadlines
                • Complete the course in months or over 3 years
                • Gain access to an industry expert tutor
                • Spare the commute and save time

                Course length and study mode

                This course is available in the following three levels. The average time within which students complete studies is:

                • Certificate Level - 14 weeks
                • Diploma Level - 24 weeks
                • Advanced Diploma Level - 31 weeks

                Suitability - Who should attend?

                This Counselling and Psychology Course is best suited to individuals who aspire to become a qualified counsellor.

                Choose from 3 course levels

                This distance learning course is available at either Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level.

                1. Certificate Level: Suitable for basic entry level positions this level represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge.
                2. Diploma Level: Suitable for those with personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.
                3. Advanced Diploma: Suitable for those expect to be involved in significant judgements, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.


                There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Participants may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

                Outcome / Qualification etc.

                This ICI distance learning course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

                On successful completion of the course, participants will receive:

                • A graduation certificate which recognises successful completion of studies and qualifications as a counsellor
                • Transcripts indicating units completed
                • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
                • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipCouns
                • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program

                ICI is recognized by Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists, and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH). ACCPH is an independent professional body and register for people in the counselling and psychology professions. ICI graduates may apply to the ACCPH for membership.

                Training Course Content

                This Counselling and Psychology course will include the following material:

                • Counselling Skills
                • The counselling Practice
                • Interview Techniques and Questioning
                • Facilitating Solutions
                • Problem Solving
                • Counselling Approaches
                • Psychology
                • Mental Health
                • Welfare Practice
                • Communications Techniques
                • Ethics and the Counselling Practice


                The cost of this Counselling and Psychology Course depends on the level chosen, and prices are as follows:

                • Certificate  £498
                • Diploma  £798
                • Advanced Diploma  £998

                Participants have the opportunity of paying in instalments as little as £25 per week. All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

                • All required study materials and course notes
                • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
                • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs

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                Contact info

                International Career Institute

                27 Old Gloucester St
                WC1N 3AX London


                Average rating 5

                Based on 2 reviews

                Sue Manning
                Having come from a background in the export industry, which has nothing to do with counselling, I found that the material was easy to comprehend. This course has also sparked a big interest in the profession which has led me to read further on the subjects on a personal and professional level. I am now in the process of establishing my own priva...
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                Amanda Farlow
                I have just graduated from ICI this year with an Advanced Diploma of Counselling & Psychology, 11 months after first enrolling into the course. As I reflect back on my experience with ICI, I can honestly say that it was a truly positive experience every step of the way. As a student I received impeccable service from the students services depart...
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